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The Nintendo stage at this year’s E3 convention was dominated by just two games. Along with a little more information about the new NX console coming out next year, Nintendo focused mainly on the upcoming Pokémon releases and the hugely anticipated new Legend of Zelda game, Breath of the Wild. Given that both franchises are decades old, the originality that have gone into the new games has certainly made Nintendo’s announements unique. Pokémon Go offers fans a foray into real world gaming, while almost everything about Breath of the Wild is groundbreaking. (more…)

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Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. At today’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), developer Nintendo debuted a trailer and demoed their upcoming Wii U game, ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind.’

Be prepared to step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in this boundary-breaking game in the acclaimed Zelda series. As Link, you will find yourself traveling across fields, through forests and up mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunningly beautiful open-air adventure.

With remarkable visuals, a breathtaking environment, and a vast landscape, Link and the Zelda franchise have never looked better. NerdBastards has the official trailer, as well as video of some of today’s demoing of the game. (more…)

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The future of gaming is LIVE! E3, also known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, returns for its 21st year on Tuesday, June 14th and runs through Thursday, June 16th. The event will feature press conferences and reveals from some of the biggest names in the video game business: Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft, Bethesda, EA and more third-party developers! The expo, known for its history of being the event where major developers unveil new and upcoming projects, is already gathering a fair amount of buzz. With talks of new consoles from Microsoft , Nintendo (Nintendo NX) and Sony (PS 4.5) possibly being introduced or discussed, virtual reality (VR) devices for gaming systems, and a slew of games coming in the second half of 2016, you can be certain that video games will be the major focus of E3 this year. (more…)

It’s Official: Nintendo is Planning Movies

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Despite a lengthy history of epic failures, Hollywood is hoping to resurrect the concept of movies based on video games. In the past, projects like these have been cursed with insufficient budgets, studio meddling and inexperienced filmmakers that don’t understand how to translate one popular art form to another. Even recent videogame-related projects like Hitman: Agent 47, Pixels and Ratchet and Clank have failed to resonate with critics or the general public, and all faced dismal runs at the box office. However, with anticipated projects like The Angry Birds Movie, Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed hitting theaters this year, gamers may finally get a chance to see watchable movies based on their favorite franchises. What’s even more exciting is that one of the biggest video game companies of all time may be getting in on Hollywood’s latest ambition.

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Remember 1993’s flop, Super Mario Bros.?  It seems Nintendo can’t seem to forget about it.  The film made back less than half what was spent to make it, starting a trend for video game film adaptations that would last until 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.  Movies based on video games have essentially been a laughing stock in Hollywood, and few studios want to risk making them.  This year may change all that.  Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed both come out in theaters later this year.  It seems actress and UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is eager for a Metroid movie to be made, and she wants to star in it as Samus Aran. (more…)

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If there has been any Nintendo franchise deserving of a revival, it is Star Fox. The vulpine fighter pilot hasn’t had his own game for almost a decade, and fans have been asking for another one ever since. That’s why the announcement of a new Star Fox game at E3 2014 was regarded as a symbol of hope for the franchise. Star Fox Zero was originally set for release for the 2015 holiday season; however, due to an alleged lack of polish, the game was delayed to this April. At first this seemed like no big deal; Nintendo’s commitment to quality over release deadlines has put it above its competition over the years. Unfortunately, a new rumor suggests that fans may have to wait even longer for the game – and not only that, but the game itself needs more than just a little tweaking. (more…)

Next Nintendo Console to be Revealed in Spring

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Only a few things are inevitable: death, taxes, and the fact that you just get used to a gaming console, building up a nice collection of games for it, and they introduce the next generation console. If you own a Nintendo Wii U, or are a general Nintendo enthusiast, then this is going to be your year because there are reports today that the company will unveil its new system later this year, and that they will make it available in stores just in time for the 2016 holiday season. (more…)

Sega Apologizes for Sonic Sucking Lately

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Way back in the 90s, the Console Wars were a tight fight between Nintendo and Sega, and their primary warriors were Mario and Sonic respectively. When Sega went down after the dual failures of the Saturn and Dreamcast systems, Sonic continued life on other platforms becoming just another licensed character, but something happened when Sega wasn’t exclusively in charge of Sonic’s fate anymore, the games he was featured in started sucking. That’s simplistic of course, but one can’t deny that while Mario continues to enjoy life with a variety of fun and innovative games, Sonic is still stuck in the glow of past glories. Now, Sega is saying sorry. (more…)

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Dead at 55

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We’re riding a high from a great Comic-Con, and we’re upset that we have to report such a sad occurrence, but that’s the name of the game. Though we’ve known the President of Nintendo had been suffering health problems, this comes as a bit of a surprise nonetheless. At 55, Satoru Iwata has passed away.

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With the failure of the Wii U in their minds, Nintendo has begun work on a lot of projects to move the company forward. Most notable of those is the partnership with DeNA to develop mobile games of their famous IPs, a move that has upset a number of the Nintendo faithful. To stifle fears that they’re abandoning the home console business, top Nintendog Satoru Iwata immediately announced that work on their next dedicated platform, the NX, is well underway, promising some concrete details at some point in 2016. A lack of information is always frustrating, but we have gotten our nerdy little hands on some production information, courtesy of DigiTimes, that could shed some light on their release plans. (more…)